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12 Aug 2010


CIA Developing First Ever Bone Scanning Technology for Identifying Terrorists

Added by Category: Daily Intelligence Brief, General

The CIA is working with Wright State University Research Institute and about a dozen other groups to develop a cutting-edge technology to identify potential terrorists and other suspects. What is this technology? It is the nation’s first bone-scanning identification system. Much like how finger prints are completely unique, so too are human’s skeletal structures (learn something new every day). Each person’s skeletal structure can be identified with X-rays by measuring bones, the distance between them and bone density. Existing identification systems like fingerprints and facial recognition software can be tricked, say researchers tasked with developing the new technology. What will they think of next? Read more in this Dayton Daily News article.

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